February 2010 Business: Miller Pipeline, Case, Volvo, Hobas and More

February 2010 Vol. 65 No. 2
Hobas Pipe USA gathered its regional and area managers from across the United States at its Houston, TX, manufacturing facility.

Hobas is a recognized leader in municipal fiberglass pipe and most U.S. municipalities have installed it in new construction and rehab for critical applications.

Pictured Hobas managers (no order) are: Larry Johnson, vice president, sales; Dan Davis, division manager, East; Bijan Khamanian, division manager, West; Denny Kennard, area manager, South Central; John Mele, area manager, North Atlantic; Cliff Henderson, area manager, Ohio Valley Area; Vince Paparozzi, area manager, North Central; Jim Mahony, area manager, Mid Central; Chuck Mooney, area manager, Oklahoma; Tom Furie, area manager, Southwest; Randy Nelson, area manager, North Texas; Kirk Eager, area manager Houston; Michael Garcia, area manager, North Pacific; Victor Rivera, area manager, Southwest Texas; Joe Schmits, area manager, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia; and Bryant Welch, area manager, East. 800.856.7473, www.hobaspipe.com.

J.F. Kiely Construction
Scott Handel has joined J.F. Kiely Construction Co.’s estimating department. Handel is a New Jersey licensed professional engineer and has many years of experience with underground utilities and final restoration. J.F. Kiely Construction offers utility customers a diversified list of services, including the installation of gas, water, electric and sewer. Its specialties include directional drilling, high-pressure tapping, pipe welding and plastic fusion. 732.222.4400, www.jfkiely.com

Severn Trent Services
The Water Works and Sewer board of the city of Prichard, AL, announced the start of its five-year public-private partnership with Severn Trent Services in December 2009. Under the agreement, Severn Trent is responsible for the complete operation, maintenance and management of the City of Prichard's water and wastewater facilities, collection and distribution systems, meter reading, billing and customer service functions.

Prior to entering into an initial partnership with Severn Trent in 2007 for operation of the city's wastewater facility, the board was operating under a strict consent order from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and experiencing significant operational challenges.